Absolute Wilson (2006)

Absolute Wilson
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Katharina Otto Producer n/a 3 3000001
Penny CM Stankiewicz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Katharina Otto Director n/a 2 2000001
John Simon Actor Himself 1 1000016
John Rockwell Actor Himself 1 1000015
Katharina Otto Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ian Saladyga Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jeff Livesey Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Scott Breindel Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Gerald Sampson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Miriam Cutler Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Bernadine Colish Editor n/a 172 7000001
Harvey Lichtenstein Actor Himself 1 1000014
Maita de Nescimi Actor Herself 1 1000013
Suzanne Wilson Actor Herself 1 1000005
Philip Glass Actor Himself 1 1000006
Tom Waits Actor Himself 1 1000004
Susan Sontag Actor Herself 1 1000003
David Byrne Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jessye Norman Actor Herself 1 1000007
Arthur Holmberg Actor Himself 1 1000008
Arnold Aronson Actor Himself 1 1000012
Andy Groat Actor Herself 1 1000011
Cindy Lubar Actor Herself 1 1000010
Charles Fabius Actor Herself 1 1000009
Robert Wilson Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A chronicles of the epic life, times and creative genius of Robert Wilson, intimately revealing one of the most controversial, rule-breaking and downright mysterious artists of our era. The story explores the transformative power of creativity itself through the inspirational tale of a boy, the son of the mayor of Waco, who grew up as a troubled and learning-disabled outsider in a segregated, fundamentalist Texas during the '40s and '50s, only to become a fearless artist with a profoundly original perspective to share with the world. Plagued by a speech impediment and learning disabilities, longing for the love of a disapproving father; Robert Wilson learns to embrace his differences and discovers profound liberation in the New York arts world of the 1960s. Inter-cutting candid interviews of the famous artist himself with rare, archival footage of his work, the chronicle enters the mind of his unbending spirit. Providing further insight into Wilson's life and art is lively commentary from a range of collaborators, lovers, admirers, family members--and even detractors--including musician David Byrne, writer Susan Sontag, composer Philip Glass, opera star Jessye Norman, critics John Rockwell and John Simon. Robert Wilson has long been considered one of contemporary culture's most insoluble mysteries. Many have lauded him as a mesmerizing visual genius. Others damn his productions as indulgent and costly. Incendiary, influential, contradictory, puzzling, other-worldly, mischievous, unclassifiable--Wilson is absolutely all of these.